Romanian Assault Weapons AK47 Types Overview - PM SAR Romak WUM WASR CUR

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                             SAR SERIES                         WASR SERIES                   EARLY ROMANIAN SERIES
                                                    Pre September 2004 WASRs             Romaks
                     What is a SAR-1?               What is a WASR-10 low-cap (model 1)? What is a Romak 991?
                     What is a SAR-2?               What is a WASR-10 low-cap (model 2)? What is a Romak 992?
                     What is a SAR-3?               What is a WASR-10 hi-cap (model 1)?
                                                    What is a WASR-10 hi-cap (model 2)?  What is a Romak 1?
                                                    Post September 2004 WASRs            What is a Romak 2?
                                                    What is a WASR-10 low-cap (model 1)?
                                                    What is a WASR-10 low-cap (model 2)?
                                                    What is a WASR-10 hi-cap (model 1)?  WUMs
                                                    What is a WASR-10 hi-cap (model 2)?  What is a WUM 1?
                                                    What is a GP WASR-10?                What is a WUM 2?
                                                    What is a GP WASR-10 Folder?         CURS
                                                    What is a WASR-2?                    What is a CUR 2?
                                                    What is a WASR-3?                    What is a MK II?

                    SAR Series overview/history...
                    The SAR (Semi Auto Rifle) series of guns were once the flagship Romanian rifle series until importation
                    ceased in late 2003 and early 2004. These rifles were as close as you can get to a general issue eastern
                    block AKM. They are so close in fact that the stampings to drill the third sear hole are even on the receiver.

                    The SAR series came in three “flavors”. The SAR-1, SAR-2, and SAR-3 from which all were imported from
                    1999-2004.

                    Getting a straight answer on why the SAR series ceased importation is hard to come by, most believe that
                    Century Arms and CUGIR could not come to an agreement on price. The other, and more probable is that the
                    BATF gave Century Arms a “Cease and Desist” on SAR importation because when they came in they were
                    not 992 compliant from the start.

                                                                  SAR series models
                             What is a SAR-1?                      What is a SAR-2?                       What is a SAR-3?
                                                                    Back to top...




                     SAR-1
                     What is a SAR-1?

                     A SAR-1 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-47)
                     clone. This rifle has a pistol grip and can accept AK-47 Hi-capacity magazines, which are very cheap and
                     plentiful. The end of the barrel has no threads. It uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and
                     finish of this rifle is average, mainly because of the mismatched wood and some odd metal finishing marks.
                     Most Sar-1s have some form of trigger slap, which can be easily fixed by following the Trigger Slap fix
                     tutorial. Another problem that may be encountered is canted sights. There are 5 US parts and 10 imported
                     parts. Note: The 2001 through early 2004 models are of higher quality then the 2000 and 1999 models. The
                     advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cost, very large selection of replacement parts, cheap ammo, and
                     the very cool noise of the original AK-47 round the 7.62*39. If you want a clone true to the original this is it.
                     Overall this is a great starter AK. They are now NO LONGER imported, replaced by a sister gun the WASR
                     series.

                                                                                                     Price Limit: $375-475
                                                                                                         Caliber: 7.62*39




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                                                                                                Double Stack: YES




                     A SAR-1 with 30 round steel magazine




                     SAR-2

                     What is a SAR-2?

                     A SAR-2 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic clone of the AK-74.
                     This Rifle has a pistol grip and can accept Hi-capacity Ak-74 bakelight magazines, which are extremely
                     cheap and plentiful. The end of the barrel has no threads. The rifle uses the AK-74's 5.45*39 cartridge. The
                     fit and finish of this rifle is average, but slightly better then the SAR-1 mainly because of the mismatched
                     wood and some odd metal finishing marks. Most Sar-2s have some form of trigger slap, which can be easily
                     fixed by following the Trigger Slap fix tutorial. Another problem that may be encountered is canted sights.
                     There are 5 US parts and 10 imported parts. This rifle is a great second or third AK. The advantages of this
                     rifle are its low recoil, reliability, and cheap mags. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the supply of
                     5.45*39 in the US because it is not domestically manufactured, and some replacement parts are less
                     common. They are now NO LONGER imported, and have been replaced by a sister gun in the WASR
                     series.

                                                                                                  Price Limit: $400-475
                                                                                                      Caliber: 5.45*39
                                                                                                Double Stack: YES




                     A SAR-2 with 30 bakelight magazine




                     SAR-3
                     What is a SAR-3?

                     A SAR-3 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic clone of an actual
                     Romanian prototype rifle, that utilized the 5.56*45 round to be in compliance with NATO. This rifle has a
                     pistol grip and can accept Hi-capacity SAR-3 magazines. Unfortunately most SAR-3 magazines are utter
                     crap, purchase only the ones made by Wieger. This rifle has no threads at the end of the barrel and has 5
                     US parts and 10 imported parts. The fit and finish of this rifle is average, but slightly better then the SAR-1
                     mainly because of the mismatched wood and some odd metal finishing marks. Most Sar-3s have some form
                     of trigger slap or fire control group problem caused by the importer Century's monkey employs, though
                     models produced after 2002 seem to not have an issue with the FCG. Another problem that may be
                     encountered is canted sights. The advantages of this rifle are its low recoil, and the ability to use the
                     domestically manufactured 5.56*45 round. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the bad internals,
                     unreliable magazines (unless they are Weiger), and some replacement parts may cannot be obtained and
                     must be fashioned from AK-74 parts. Some of the earlier models of this rifle do not make a good first AK.
                     They are now NO LONGER imported, replaced by a sister gun in the WASR series.

                                                                                                  Price Limit: $340
                                                                                                      Caliber: 5.56*45
                                                                                                Double Stack: YES



                     A SAR-3 with 30 bakelight magazine




                    Early Romanian AKM rifles overview/history...

                    The early Romanian AKM rifles consist of a number of different models that did not take off like the SAR or
                    WASR series. These earlier rifles, imported from 1997 to 1999 seem to be an experiment by the Romanians




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                    to see what could be imported and placed on the US market that was still complaint with the then in effect
                    “AW Ban” and Section 992.

                    These rifles range from strange (receivers with moon cuts) to outstanding (CUR).



                                                               Ear;y Romanian AKM models
                    What is a Romak 991?                       What is a Romak 992?                        What is a Romak 1?
                    What is a Romak 2?                         What is a WUM 1?                            What is a WUM 2?
                    What is a CUR 2?                           What is a MK II?




                    Romak 991
                    What is a Romak 991?

                    A Romak 991 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-
                    47) clone. This rifle has a thumbhole stock and cannot accept Hi-capacity magazines. The end of the barrel
                    has nut welded over it and some rifles may have threads under the nut but most do not. It uses the standard
                    AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is average because of some odd metal finishing marks
                    and the thumb hole stock. The major flaw of this rifle is some of the receivers have been cut so you cannot
                    add a pistol grip. The advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cost, very large selection of replacement
                    parts, uses factory original parts, and cheap ammo. I would avoid this rifle if you want a model closer to the
                    orginal AK because of the low capacity and some receiver have been cut to prevent pistol grip conversions.

                                                                                                           Price Limit: $370
                                                                                                               Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                         Double Stack: NO




                    A Romak 991 with 10 round single stack magazine




                     Romak 992
                     What is a Romak 992?

                     The Romak 922 now has 2 diffrent versions.

                     Low Cap version:

                     A Romak 992 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AK-74 clone.
                     This rifle has a thumbhole stock and cannot accept Hi-capacity magazines. The end of the barrel has nut
                     welded over it and some rifles may have threads under the nut but most do not. It uses the standard AK-74
                     5.45*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is average because of some odd metal finishing marks and
                     the thumb hole stock. The major flaw of this rifle is some of the receivers have been cut so you cannot add a
                     pistol grip. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the supply of 5.45*39 in the US because it is not
                     domestically manufactured, accepts only low caps, and some replacement parts may be hard to obtain. The
                     advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cost, low recoil, and uses factory original parts. I would avoid this
                     rifle if you want a model closer to the orginal AK because of the low capacity and some receiver have been
                     cut to prevent pistol grip conversions.

                                                                                                           Price Limit: $400
                                                                                                               Caliber: 5.45*39
                                                                                                         Double Stack: NO




                     A Romak 992 with 10 round single stack magazine(actually a pic of a Romak 991, they look identical)


                    Hi-Cap version:

                    A Romak 992 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AK-
                    74 clone. This rifle has a wood pistol grip, can accept Hi-capacity magazines, and has a muzzle




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                    brake tac welded on.This rifle has enough changes to be considered different then a Romak 2. It
                    uses the standard AK-74 5.45*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is good, though there may
                    be some odd metal finishing marks. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the supply of 5.45*39 in
                    the US because it is not domestically manufactured, and some replacement parts may be hard to
                    obtain. The advantages of this rifle are its reliability, and low recoil. This rifle recently hit the market
                    in 2004 for a limited time, it is a Romak 922 that has been converted to hicap buy SOG(Southern
                    Ohio Guns) and had the orginal stock setup replaced with a really nice one designed by IronWood
                    with some type of muzzle brake tac welded on. This rifle makes a good entry level into the AK-74
                    world, though the SAR-2 is a better buy. WATCH FOR PEOPLE TOTING THESE AS SAR-2s!


                                                                                                    Price Limit: $450
                                                                                                        Caliber: 5.45*39
                                                                                                  Double Stack: YES



                   A Romak 992 Hicap with 30 round double stack bakelite magazine


                       Romak 1
                     What is a Romak 1?

                     A Romak 1 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-47)
                     clone, basicly the Hi-capacity version of the Romak 991. This rifle has a thumbhole stock and can accept Hi-
                     capacity magazines. The end of the barrel has nut welded over it and some rifles may have threads under
                     the nut but most do not. It uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is
                     average and expect to find some odd metal finishing marks and a thumb hole stock. The major flaws of this
                     rifle is some of the receivers have been cut so you cannot add a pistol grip, and some times they may have
                     canted sights. The advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cost, very large selection of replacement parts,
                     uses factory original parts, and cheap ammo. I would avoid this rifle if you want a model closer to the orginal
                     AK because some have cut receivers to prevent pistol grip conversions, and go for a higher price then
                     simlar AKs.

                                                                                                      Price Limit: $400
                                                                                                          Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                    Double Stack: YES



                       A Romak 1 with a steel 30 round double stack magazine



                      Romak 2
                     What is a Romak 2?


                     A Romak 2 is aP.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AK-74 clone, this
                     rifle is the hi-capacity version of the Romak 992, and is usally refered to the MK II(its the same gun). This
                     rifle has a thumbhole stock and can accept Hi-capacity magazines. The end of the barrel has nut welded
                     over it, but has no threads under the nut. It uses the standard AK-74 5.45*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of
                     this rifle is average, mainly because some of the receivers have odd cuts and miss aligned front sights. The
                     glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the supply of 5.45*39 in the US because it is not domestically
                     manufactured, and some replacement parts may be hard to obtain. The advantages of this rifle are its
                     reliability, cost, cheap mags, and low recoil. I would avoid this rifle if you want a model closer to the orginal
                     AK because it's a little over priced, and some have been reported with odd cuts in the receivers, go with a
                     CUR 2 instead. Don't pay over $400.


                                                                                                     Price Limit: $400
                                                                                                         Caliber: 5.45*39
                                                                                                   Double Stack: YES




                       Romak 2 with a 30 round bakelight magazine




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                     MK II

                     What is a MK II?

                     A MK 11 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AK-74 clone,
                     basicly this rifle is a early version of the Romak 2 before being marked as such. This rifle has a thumbhole
                     stock and can accept Hi-capacity magazines. The end of the barrel has nut welded over it, but has no
                     threads under the nut. It uses the standard AK-74 5.45*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is average,
                     mainly because some of the receivers have odd cuts and miss aligned front sights. The glaring
                     disadvantage of this rifle is the supply of 5.45*39 in the US because it is not domestically manufactured, and
                     some replacement parts may be hard to obtain. The advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cost, cheap
                     mags, and low recoil. I would avoid this rifle because it's a little over priced, and some have been reported
                     with odd cuts in the receivers, go with a CUR 2 instead.

                                                                                                   Price Limit: $450
                                                                                                       Caliber: 5.45*39
                                                                                                 Double Stack: YES




                     A MK II with 30 round bakelight magazine



                     CUR 2
                     What is a CUR 2?

                     A CUR 2 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AK-74 clone. This
                     rifle has a pistol grip and can accept Hi-capacity magazines. A good number have been reported with the
                     AK-74 style muzzle brake instead of a muzzle nut. It uses the standard AK-74 5.45*39 cartridge. The fit and
                     finish of this rifle is good. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the supply of 5.45*39 in the US because it
                     is not domestically manufactured, and some replacement parts may be hard to obtain. The advantages of
                     this rifle are its reliability, cheap mags, cost, and low recoil. This is another great starter AK but may be over
                     priced. NOTE: This rifle is essentaly a MK II, the only diffrense is slightly higher quality and the AK-74 brake.


                                                                                                    Price Limit: $440
                                                                                                        Caliber: 5.45*39
                                                                                                  Double Stack: YES



                      A CUR 2 with 30 round bakelight magazine(Note the AK-74 muzzle brake)

                     WUM 1
                     What is a WUM 1?

                     A WUM I is a P.D.B (Produced During assualt weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AKM(aka AK-47)
                     clone. This rifle has a thumbhole stock and can accept Hi-capacity magazines. The end of the barrel usually
                     has a nut welded over it, but a good number have been reported threads under the nut. It uses the standard
                     AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle can range from poor to good, earlier models usually
                     have little or no machine marks and good looking wood, later models have been reported with odd receiver
                     cuts, engraved messages in the receivers, canted sights, corroded barrels, and cuts that prevent pistol grips
                     from being installed. The advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cheap mags, cost, and cheap ammo. I
                     would avoid this rifle because of the varying reports of quality; though they can be nice AKs; if you are going
                     to purchase one inspect it.




                                                                                                        Price Limit: $440
                                                                                                            Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                      Double Stack: YES


                       A WUM 1 with 5 round single stack magazine




                     WUM 2
                     What is a WUM 2?




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                     A WUM II is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AK-74 clone. This
                     rifle has a thumbhole stock and can accept Hi-capacity magazines. The end of the barrel usually has a nut
                     welded over it, but a good number have been reported threads under the nut. It uses the standard AK-74
                     5.45*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle can range from poor to good, earlier models usually have
                     little or no machine marks and good looking wood, later models have been reported with odd receiver cuts,
                     engraved messages in the receivers, canted sights, corroded barrels, and cuts that prevent pistol grips from
                     being installed. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the supply of 5.45*39 in the US because it is not
                     domestically manufactured, some replacement parts may be hard to obtain, and the wide variety of quality.
                     The advantages of this rifle are its reliability, low recoil, and cheap mags. I would avoid this rifle because of
                     the varying reports of quality and the very high cost; if you are going to purchase one inspect it. These rifles
                     are some what rare, prices are usually high!

                                                                                                            Price Limit: --------
                                                                                                                Caliber: 5.45*39
                                                                                                          Double Stack: YES



                     A WUM 2 with 5 round single stack magazine(actually a picture of a WUM 1, they look the same)




                    WASR Series overview/history...
                    Originally conceived as a AKM that could be owned in states with more restrictive gun laws on magazine
                    capacity the WASR series was always considered a step sister to the SAR series of rifles. Eventually
                    distributors found it hard to sell the stockpiles of low-cap WASR rifles and started to mill out the receiver to
                    accept hi-capacity magazines along with updating the part count to make them section 992 compliant.

                    Still even the hi-cap models of the WASR remained the “bastard step child” of the SAR series until very
                    recently when it became the prominent Romanian AK series when the SARs ceased to be imported.

                    The WASR family of rifles is now the largest Romanian group of AKM rifles sold in the United States and
                    has been imported from 1999 to present date.

                    The WASR series has three major groups each with its own series of sub models. The ear;y & pre
                    September 2004 models were produced to be complaint with the then in effect “AW Ban”. The post
                    September 2004 models include features that were previously not legal under the “AW Ban”. It is not
                    uncommon to find pre September 2004 models that have been modified post September 2004 to have
                    features that were previously not legal.

                    One notable feature about the late 2005 - present models of WASRs is that they are being constructed from
                    part-kits de-milled from Real Romanian AKMs (unissued) produced in the late 70s to mid 80s.




                                                           WASR series models
                    What is a pre. Sept 2004 WASR-10 What is a pre. Sept 2004 WASR-10 What is a pre. Sept 2004 WASR-10
                            low-cap (model 1)?               low-cap (model 2)?                hi-cap (model 1)?
                    What is a pre. Sept 2004 WASR-10 What is a post. Sept 2004 WASR- What is a post. Sept 2004 WASR-
                             hi-cap (model 2)?             10 low-cap (model 1)?            10 low-cap (model 2)?
                    What is a post. Sept 2004 WASR- What is a post. Sept 2004 WASR-
                                                                                          What is a GP WASR-10?
                           10 hi-cap (model 1)?             10 hi-cap (model 2)?
                     What is a GP WASR-10 folder?           What is a WASR-2?                What is a WASR-3?
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                     WASR-10 Series pre Sept. 2004 (1999 - 2004)




                     What is a pre Sept. 2004 WASR-10?

                     There are 4 different primary pre Sept. 2004 versions.




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                     Low Cap model 1:

                     A WASR-10 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-
                     47) clone. This version of the rifle has a thumbhole stock and cannot accept Hi-capacity magazines. The
                     end of the barrel usually has a nut welded over it, but has no threads. It uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39
                     cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is good; this rifle has some of the best looking Blonde wood and some
                     minor machining marks. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the low capacity and thumbhole stock. The
                     advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cheap ammo, large selection of replacement parts, all Romanian
                     parts, and beautiful wood. This is a good starter AK but I would buy one of the Hi-capacity models that can
                     be had for a little more.



                                                                                                             Price Limit: $260
                                                                                                                 Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                           Double Stack: NO




                     A WASR-10 lowcap version 1 with 10 round single stack magazine submitted by 91101


                     Low Cap Model 2:

                     A WASR-10 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-
                     47) clone. This version of the rifle has a pistol grip and cannot accept Hi-capacity magazines. The end of the
                     barrel usually has a nut welded over it, but has no threads. It uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge.
                     The fit and finish of this rifle is good; this rifle has some of the best looking Blonde wood and some minor
                     machining marks. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the low capacity. The advantages of this rifle are
                     its reliability, cheap ammo, large selection of replacement parts, and beautiful wood. This is a good starter
                     AK but I would buy one of the Hi-capacity models that can be had for a little more.

                                                                                                              Price Limit: $260
                                                                                                                  Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                            Double Stack: NO




                     A WASR-10 lowcap version 2 with 10 round single stack magazine(I added the buttstock because I could not find a pic, usally
                     the wood matchs)


                     High Cap Model 1:

                     A WASR-10 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-
                     47) clone. This version of the rifle has a thumbhole stock and can accept Hi-capacity magazines because
                     the receiver was milled out. The end of the barrel usually has a nut welded over it, but has no threads. It
                     uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is good; this rifle has some of the
                     best looking Blonde wood and some minor machining marks. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is some
                     machining burrs on the mag-well should be removed with a file because it causes some magazines to fit
                     tightly. Also this rifle lacks the dimples to keep the Hi-capacity magazines from wobbling side to side, and
                     instead have plates welding inside the receiver. This rifle has 10 Imported parts and 4 US parts. The
                     advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cheap ammo, large selection of replacement parts, accepts single
                     and double stack magazines, and has beautiful wood. This is a good starter AK and is great if you cannot
                     find a SAR-1, want to save some money, or want to have a AK that accepts both single stack and double
                     stack magazines. You can easily convert it to a pre-ban look by ordering the Romanian blonde butt stock
                     and a US pistol grips from a number of US part suppliers. This will change your parts count to 10 imported
                     parts and 5 US parts, which is legal.

                                                                                                             Price Limit: $310
                                                                                                                 Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                           Double Stack: YES




                     A WASR-10 High cap version 1 with 30 round steel magazine




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                     High Cap Model 2:

                     A WASR-10 is a P.D.B (Produced During assault weapons Ban) Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-
                     47) clone. This version of the rifle has a pistol grip and can accept Hi-capacity magazines because the
                     receiver was milled out. The end of the barrel usually has a nut welded over it, but has no threads. It uses
                     the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is average; this rifle has wood similar to
                     the SAR and some minor machining marks. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is some machining burrs
                     on the mag-well should be removed with a file because it causes some magazines to fit tightly. Also this rifle
                     lacks the dimples for to keep the Hi-capacity magazines from wobbling side to side, and instead have plates
                     welding inside the receiver. This rifle has 10 Imported parts and 5 US parts. The advantages of this rifle are
                     its reliability, cheap ammo, large selection of replacement parts, accepts single and double stack
                     magazines, and is cheaper then the SAR-1. This is a good starter AK and is great if you cannot find a SAR-
                     1, want to save some money, or want an AK that accepts both single and double stack magazines.

                                                                                                               Price Limit: $320
                                                                                                                   Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                             Double Stack: YES




                     A WASR-10 High cap version 2 with 30 round steel magazine(I added the buttstock because I could not find a pic, though it is a
                     correct representation of the types of mismatched wood found on this version)



                     WASR-10 Series post Sept. 2004 (2005 - present)


                     What is a post Sept. 2004 WASR-10?

                     Their are 5 different primary post Sept. 2004 versions. Most are converted pre. Sept 2004 models.

                     Low Cap model 1:

                     A WASR-10 is a Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-47) clone. This version of the rifle has a
                     thumbhole stock and cannot accept Hi-capacity magazines. The end of the barrel usually has a nut welded
                     over it, but some have started to appear with threads. It uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit
                     and finish of this rifle is good; this rifle has some of the best looking Blonde wood and some minor
                     machining marks. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the low capacity and thumbhole stock. The
                     advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cheap ammo, large selection of replacement parts, all Romanian
                     parts, and beautiful wood. This is a good starter AK but I would buy one of the Hi-capacity models that can
                     be had for a little more.


                                                                                                             Price Limit: $260
                                                                                                                 Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                           Double Stack: NO




                     A WASR-10 lowcap version 1 with 10 round single stack magazine submitted by 91101


                     Low Cap Model 2:

                     A WASR-10 is a Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-47) clone. This version of the rifle has a pistol grip
                     and cannot accept Hi-capacity magazines. The end of the barrel usually has a nut welded over it, but some
                     have started to appear with threads. It uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this
                     rifle is good; this rifle has some of the best looking Blonde wood and some minor machining marks. The
                     glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the low capacity. The advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cheap
                     ammo, large selection of replacement parts, and beautiful wood. This is a good starter AK but I would buy
                     one of the Hi-capacity models that can be had for a little more.

                                                                                                               Price Limit: $260
                                                                                                                   Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                             Double Stack: NO




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                     A WASR-10 lowcap version 2 with 10 round single stack magazine(I added the buttstock because I could not find a pic, usally
                     the wood matchs)


                     High Cap Model 1:

                     A WASR-10 is a Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-47) clone. This version of the rifle has a
                     thumbhole stock and can accept Hi-capacity magazines because the receiver was milled out. The end of the
                     barrel usually has a nut welded over it, but some have started to appear with threads. It uses the standard
                     AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is good; this rifle has some of the best looking Blonde
                     wood and some minor machining marks. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is some machining burrs on
                     the mag-well should be removed with a file because it causes some magazines to fit tightly. Also this rifle
                     lacks the dimples to keep the Hi-capacity magazines from wobbling side to side, and instead have plates
                     welding inside the receiver. This rifle has 10 Imported parts and 4 US parts. The advantages of this rifle are
                     its reliability, cheap ammo, large selection of replacement parts, accepts single and double stack
                     magazines, and has beautiful wood. This is a good starter AK and is great if you cannot find a SAR-1, want
                     to save some money, or want to have a AK that accepts both single stack and double stack magazines. You
                     can easily convert it to a pre-ban look by ordering the Romanian blonde butt stock and a US pistol grips
                     from a number of US part suppliers. This will change your parts count to 10 imported parts and 5 US parts,
                     which is legal.

                                                                                                             Price Limit: $310
                                                                                                                 Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                           Double Stack: YES




                     A WASR-10 High cap version 1 with 30 round steel magazine



                     High Cap Model 2:

                     A WASR-10 is a Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-47) clone. This version of the rifle has a pistol grip
                     and can accept Hi-capacity magazines because the receiver was milled out. The end of the barrel usually
                     has threads. It uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is average; this rifle
                     has wood similar to the SAR and some minor machining marks. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is
                     some machining burrs on the mag-well should be removed with a file because it causes some magazines to
                     fit tightly. Also this rifle lacks the dimples for to keep the Hi-capacity magazines from wobbling side to side,
                     and instead have plates welding inside the receiver. This rifle has 10 Imported parts and 5 US parts. The
                     advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cheap ammo, large selection of replacement parts, accepts single
                     and double stack magazines, and is cheaper then the SAR-1. This is a good starter AK and is great if you
                     cannot find a SAR-1, want to save some money, or want an AK that accepts both single and double stack
                     magazines.

                                                                                                               Price Limit: $320
                                                                                                                   Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                             Double Stack: YES




                     A WASR-10 High cap version 2 with 30 round steel magazine(I added the buttstock because I could not find a pic, though it is a
                     correct representation of the types of mismatched wood found on this version)




                    GP WASR-10

                    What is a GP WASR-10?




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                    A GP WASR-10 is a Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-47) clone. This version of the rifle has a pistol
                    grip and can accept Hi-capacity magazines because the receiver was milled out. The end of the barrel has
                    threads, a bayonet lug, and comes with a muzzle brake. It uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The
                    fit and finish of this rifle is average; this rifle has wood similar to the SAR and some minor machining marks.
                    The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is some machining burrs on the mag-well should be removed with a file
                    because it causes some magazines to fit tightly. Also this rifle lacks the dimples for to keep the Hi-capacity
                    magazines from wobbling side to side, and instead have plates welding inside the receiver. This rifle has 10
                    Imported parts and 5 US parts. The advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cheap ammo, large selection of
                    replacement parts, accepts single and double stack magazines, comes with a threaded barrel, and now has
                    a bayonet lug. This is a good starter AK and is great if you cannot find a SAR-1, want to save some money,
                    or want an AK that accepts both single and double stack magazines with all the post AW ban features.
                                                                                                        Price Limit: $400
                                                                                                            Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                      Double Stack: YES




                    A WASR-10 GP with 30 round steel magazine. Image courtesy of www.aimsurplus.com




                     GP WASR-10 Folder
                     What is a GP WASR-10 Folder?

                     A GP WASR-10 is a Romanian semi-automatic AKM (aka AK-47) clone. This version of the rifle has a pistol
                     grip and can accept Hi-capacity magazines because the receiver was milled out. The end of the barrel has
                     threads, a bayonet lug, and comes with a muzzle brake. This model is unique in that it has a folding stock. It
                     uses the standard AK-47 7.62*39 cartridge. The fit and finish of this rifle is average; this rifle has wood
                     similar to the SAR and some minor machining marks. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is some
                     machining burrs on the mag-well should be removed with a file because it causes some magazines to fit
                     tightly. Also this rifle lacks the dimples for to keep the Hi-capacity magazines from wobbling side to side, and
                     instead have plates welding inside the receiver. This rifle has 10 Imported parts and 5 US parts. The
                     advantages of this rifle are its reliability, cheap ammo, large selection of replacement parts, accepts single
                     and double stack magazines, comes with a threaded barrel, and now has a bayonet lug and a foilding stock.
                     This is a good starter AK and is great if you cannot find a SAR-1, want to save some money, or want an AK
                     that accepts both single and double stack magazines with all the post AW ban features.
                                                                                                        Price Limit: $400
                                                                                                            Caliber: 7.62*39
                                                                                                      Double Stack: YES




                     A WASR-10 GP Folder version with 30 round steel magazine. Image courtesy of www.aimsurplus.com



                    WASR-2
                    What is a WASR-2?

                    A WASR-2 is a Romanian semi-automatic clone of the AK-74. This Rifle has a pistol grip and can accept Hi-
                    capacity Ak-74 bakelight magazines, which are extremely cheap and plentiful. The end of the barrel has no
                    threads, but does I beileve have a bayonet lug. The rifle uses the AK-74's 5.45*39 cartridge. The fit and finish
                    of this rifle is above average mainly because of the some odd metal finishing marks. Most WASR-2s have
                    some form of trigger slap, which can be easily fixed by following the Trigger Slap fix tutorial. Another problem
                    that may be encountered is canted sights. Some people have reported feeding problems with thier WASR-2s
                    so it might be a good idea to inspect it. There are 5 US parts and 10 imported parts. This rifle is a great
                    second or third AK. The advantages of this rifle are its low recoil, reliability, and cheap mags. The glaring
                    disadvantage of this rifle is the supply of 5.45*39 in the US because it is not domestically manufactured, and
                    some replacement parts are less common. UPDATE: A few of these rifles have some feeding issues. If yours
                    does not feed the magazine latch may have been milled down to far. Possible solutions are to replace the
                    magazine latch or send it back to Century to have it fixed.
                                                                                                        Price Limit: $400
                                                                                                            Caliber: 5.45*39
                                                                                                      Double Stack: YES




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                    A WASR-2 with 30 bakelight magazine. Image courtesy of www.aimsurplus.com



                    WASR-3
                    What is a WASR-3?

                    A WASR-3 is a Romanian semi-automatic clone of an actual Romanian prototype rifle, that utilized the
                    5.56*45 round to be in compliance with NATO. This Rifle has a pistol grip and can accept Hi-capacity SAR--
                    3/WASR-3 magazines. Unfortunately most SAR-3/WASR-3 magazines are utter crap, purchase only the
                    ones made by Wieger. The end of the barrel has no threads, but I do beileve that they have a bayonet
                    lug.The fit and finish of this rifle is above average mainly because of the some odd metal finishing marks.
                    Most WASR-3s have some form of trigger slap, which can be easily fixed by following the Trigger Slap fix
                    tutorial. Another problem that may be encountered is canted sights. LOTS of people have reported feeding
                    problems with thier WASR-3s so it might be a good idea to inspect it. There are 5 US parts and 10 imported
                    parts. This rifle is NOT a good first AK. The advantages of this rifle are its low recoil, and the ability to use
                    the domestically manufactured 5.56*45 round. The glaring disadvantage of this rifle is the spotty feeding
                    problems, unreliable magazines (unless they are Weiger), and some replacement parts cannot be obtained
                    and must be fashioned from AK-74 parts. Current early models of this rifle do not make a good first AK
                    because of the feeding issue. UPDATE: A LOT of these rifles have some feeding issues. If yours does not
                    feed the magazine latch may have been milled down to far. Possible solutions are to replace the magazine
                    latch or send it back to Century to have it fixed.

                                                                                                          Price Limit: $400
                                                                                                              Caliber: 5.56*45
                                                                                                        Double Stack: YES




                    Picture depicts WASR-2 with 30 bakelight magazine. WASR-3 looks similar but gas block is 90 degrees instead of 45.Image
                    courtesy of www.aimsurplus.com




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